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Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake Coming to Netflix in the Us on January 5th

Horror fans have been looking forward to seeing Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake since the film was teased in trailers back in 2015, but bankruptcy issues at Relativity Media delayed and ultimately brought the movie's release to a halt. Since that time, Flanagan directed two well-received films for Netflix, and the streaming service has now revealed that they will bring Before I Wake out of film purgatory and into the warm glow of the TV screen.

Netflix revealed the exciting Before I Wake news in their full announcement of titles being added to their streaming lineup in January of 2018. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, and Kate Bosworth, Before I Wake will be available to watch on the streaming service beginning Friday, January 5th, marking its first official release in the Us (it was previously released internationally, including in the UK by Netflix).

Other titles being added to Netflix (in the Us) include 30 Days of Night,
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‘The Godfather’ Trilogy Makes Netflix an Offer It Can’t Refuse Next Month; ‘Marie Antoinette’ and ‘Midnight in Paris,’ Too

Say this for 2018: It can’t be any worse than 2017, right? (Spoiler: It totally can.) At least Netflix’s first batch of offerings inspires cautious optimism in the new year, with everything from the entire “Godfather” trilogy, “Marie Antoinette,” five different “Batman” films and five different “Bring It On” movies (did you even know they’d made that many?), “Midnight in Paris,” the complete “Lethal Weapon” collection, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” and “The Truman Show” coming to the streaming service in January.

Read More:Netflix Reveals the Most Binge-Watched Shows of 2017: ‘American Vandal,’ ’13 Reasons Why,’ and More

As for Netflix Originals, there are several: “Before I Wake” and “Rotten” are both available to stream as of January 5, “Somebody Feed Phil” and “The Polka King” premiere a week later, “The Open House” arrives on the 19th, and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” and “Dirty Money” both debut on the 26th.
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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Shows That Spike Lee’s Still Pissed About the ‘Malcolm X’ Oscars Loss

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Shows That Spike Lee’s Still Pissed About the ‘Malcolm X’ Oscars Loss
Spike Lee is not one to let sleeping dogs lie. Not only is the outspoken writer and director ready to remake classic films, but he’s also willing to revisit his own work. And in updating his old work for modern audiences — quite well, it turns out — he’s eager to re-air old grievances.

Specifically, he wants people to know that Denzel Washington should’ve won the Oscar for his performance in Lee’s 1992 film, “Malcolm X.” And he’s using “She’s Gotta Have It” to get the word out.

In the opening episode of Lee’s new Netflix original series, Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) brings her friend and lover Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos) into her apartment. Leaning against one wall is a floor-to-ceiling canvas painting of Denzel Washington as Malcolm X.

Read More:‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review: Spike Lee Brings Nola Darling to 2017 with Style and
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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Shows That Spike Lee’s Still Pissed About the ‘Malcolm X’ Oscars Loss

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Shows That Spike Lee’s Still Pissed About the ‘Malcolm X’ Oscars Loss
Spike Lee is not one to let sleeping dogs lie. Not only is the outspoken writer and director ready to remake classic films, but he’s also willing to revisit his own work. And in updating his old work for modern audiences — quite well, it turns out — he’s eager to re-air old grievances.

Specifically, he wants people to know that Denzel Washington should’ve won the Oscar for his performance in Lee’s 1992 film, “Malcolm X.” And he’s using “She’s Gotta Have It” to get the word out.

In the opening episode of Lee’s new Netflix original series, Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) brings her friend and lover Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos) into her apartment. Leaning against one wall is a floor-to-ceiling canvas painting of Denzel Washington as Malcolm X.

Read More:‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review: Spike Lee Brings Nola Darling to 2017 with Style and
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Yes, Dame Judi Dench Has Totally Played Queen Victoria Before

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Image Source: Focus Features If Dame Judi Dench's latest role seems a bit familiar, there's good reason. Dench stars in the new movie Victoria and Abdul, which is based on a true story about the unlikely bond between England's Queen Victoria and an Indian servant who became one of her closest advisers. But Dench already had some practice with this particular monarch: she also played Queen Victoria in the 1997 film Mrs. Brown, for which she snagged both an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win. Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown. Image Source: Everett Collection Judi Dench with costar Ali Fazal in Victoria and Abdul. Image Source: Everett Collection While the film itself has been subject to some mixed reviews, there's been almost unanimous praise for Dench's stunning performance in the starring role. And if she garners an Oscar nomination, she'll join an exclusive club: only six other actors
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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91

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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, who has almost 200 acting credits to his name, with films like Alien and TV shows like Twin Peaks, passed away at the age of 91 yesterday. It hasn't been announced if there will be a public memorial service or if the remembrance will be a private affair.

Variety reports that the actor passed away from natural causes earlier today in Los Angeles. One of the actor's final films, Lucky, where he plays an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, will be released via Magnolia Pictures on September 29. He also has another film in post-production entitled Frank and Ava, where he stars alongside Eric Roberts and Lukas Haas. No release date has been handed out at this time.

Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky to Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and a tobacco farmer, and Ersol, a cook. Harry first followed in his mother's footsteps,
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Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.”

He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.

His most recent film, “Lucky,” about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on Sept. 29.

In 1984, when he turned 58, he not only starred in the Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” — his first role ever as leading man — but in Alex Cox’s popular cult film “Repo Man.” (That
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Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.

The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Repo Man.”

He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.

His most recent film, “Lucky,” about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on Sept. 29.
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‘Kingdom’: Talia Shire on Why She Returned to the World of Professional Fighters — and Acting

‘Kingdom’: Talia Shire on Why She Returned to the World of Professional Fighters — and Acting
If you’re going to make a movie about fighters, you can’t skimp on the details. So says Talia Shire, an actress who knows a thing or two about the genre.

“You notice everything,” Shire said during an interview with IndieWire. “I am terribly aware of [everything]. If you’re going to do a fighting movie, I’m looking at the scars.”

Shire noticed just that when she first came across “Kingdom.” Now, the actress who earned Oscar nominations for her two iconic turns in “Rocky” and “The Godfather: Part II,” has joined the cast of the Audience Network original series — with just three episodes remaining.

Read More‘Kingdom’ and ‘American Gods’ Star Jonathan Tucker Bled for His Art, and That’s Just the Beginning

“She’s a very interesting woman,” Shire said of her role as Alvey Kulina’s mother, Annette. “She’s very interesting, and I wanted to
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‘Kingdom’: Talia Shire on Why She Returned to the World of Professional Fighters — and Acting

‘Kingdom’: Talia Shire on Why She Returned to the World of Professional Fighters — and Acting
If you’re going to make a movie about fighters, you can’t skimp on the details. So says Talia Shire, an actress who knows a thing or two about the genre.

“You notice everything,” Shire said during an interview with IndieWire. “I am terribly aware of [everything]. If you’re going to do a fighting movie, I’m looking at the scars.”

Shire noticed just that when she first came across “Kingdom.” Now, the actress who earned Oscar nominations for her two iconic turns in “Rocky” and “The Godfather: Part II,” has joined the cast of the Audience Network original series — with just three episodes remaining.

Read More‘Kingdom’ and ‘American Gods’ Star Jonathan Tucker Bled for His Art, and That’s Just the Beginning

“She’s a very interesting woman,” Shire said of her role as Alvey Kulina’s mother, Annette. “She’s very interesting, and I wanted to
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Veep Season 6 Finale: Showrunner David Mandel Dissects Those Huge Twists, Teases Looming 'End Game'

Veep Season 6 Finale: Showrunner David Mandel Dissects Those Huge Twists, Teases Looming 'End Game'
Veep‘s presidential library arc climaxed in Sunday’s time-tripping Season 6 finale as ex-potus Selina Meyer prepared to preside over the dedication of her museum/shrine. But inevitably an 11th hour crisis derailed her big moment as Amy informed her boss that the library was going to be built on Yale University’s former slave quarters. Oh, and the building looks like a giant vagina, prompting Selina to dub it a “Vagibrary.”

RelatedVeep‘s Anna Chlumsky Leaps to AMC for Halt and Catch Fire’s Final Season

Word of the slave scandal made its way to the press, prompting
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The Godfather voted top Don

There was only one vote that really mattered this week, namely which movie really is the greatest of all time? That was the tough choice facing readers of Empire magazine, who sought to publish a list of the top 100 films in their June edition. After a mammoth count-up it was none other than the 1972 classic The Godfather which came out on top.

The cult flick’s unique blend of historical Sicily, horses’ heads and Mafia violence saw it beat many a crowd favourite to the top spot, including its sequel, The Godfather: Part II, which finished in twelfth place.

Making up the rest of the top ten (in this order) were The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Raider Of The Lost Ark, Jaws, Star Wars and The Fellowship Of The Ring. Quite why Sex Lives of the Potato Men didn’t make the cut is anyone’s guess.
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Contest: Win ‘The Godfather’ & ‘The Godfather Part II’ On Blu-ray

This year marks the 45th anniversary of “The Godfather” opening in cinemas, and four-plus decades on, Francis Ford Coppola‘s gangster masterpiece, and its followup, “The Godfather: Part II,” haven’t lost any of its power. And today we have some copies of the 45th anniversary Blu-rays of those films for some very lucky readers.

Read More: Francis Ford Coppola & ‘The Godfather’ At Tribeca: Watch The Full 1.5-Hour Talk

If somehow you’ve gone along this far without knowing anything about these films, they star Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, and Robert Duvall, and follow the aging head of a famous crime family who decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, resulting in a series of unfortunate events, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge.

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Rushes. Tribeca Awards, "The Godfather" Reunion, John Ford Updated, May Day

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWShttps://tribecafilm.com/stories/tribeca-2017-jury-awardsFilmmaker Ricky D'Ambrose, who has made several excellent video interviews with directors for the Notebook, is kickstarting his feature debut, Notes on an Appearance. Above is a beguiling, cryptic teaser for the project. The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped last week (read our coverage) and the many awards have been announced, including Keep the Change for U.S. Narrative, Son of Sofia for International Narrative, Bobby Jene for Documentary, and Treehugger : Wawona for the immersive storytelling Storyscapes Award.Recommended VIEWINGSpeaking of Tribeca, the festival hosted a The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II reunion and on-stage conversation with director Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and more. Lucky for us, they broadcast and recorded the whole thing.Bill and Turner Ross's stellar documentary 45365, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in 2009, is now free to stream online.
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Tribeca 2017 Closing Night – The Godfather Epic 45th Anniversary Reunion

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Author: James Kleinmann

On Saturday 29th April, following marathon back to back screenings of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall, the nine hour event concluded with director Francis Ford Coppola and members of the original cast reunited for a conversation on stage.

Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro all took part in the discussion, with filmmaker Taylor Hackford on moderating duties.

The Godfather 45th Anniversary Tribeca Closing Night Event

There were also some famous faces in the audience, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Peter Fonda, Alessandro Nivola, Whoopi Goldberg and Sofia Coppola.

The conversation was streamed by Tribeca on Facebook Live and can be viewed in full here.

Francis Ford Coppola recalled his initial reaction to Mario Puzo’s novel: “I was attracted to it because I thought it was a foreign author, and an intellectual book about power,
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Francis Ford Coppola & ‘The Godfather’ At Tribeca: Watch The Full 1.5-Hour Talk

The Tribeca Film Festival is coming to a close, and today is the last day to catch up with the festival winners. But last night, Tribeca capped off a successful 2017 run with an epic and historic evening to celebrate the 45th anniversary of “The Godfather.” A marathon eight-hour event, Tribeca screened “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” back to back, followed by a fascinating one-and-a-half-hour talk with director Francis Ford Coppola and a few members of the principal cast: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire, and, from ‘Part II,’ Robert De Niro.

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Join The Tribeca Film Festival’S Closing Night Cast Reunion Of The Godfather And The Godfather Part II Live From The Comfort Of Your Home- Tonight 8:10 Pm (Est)

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Tribeca to Exclusively Livestream Once-in-a Lifetime Conversation From Radio City Music Hall on Facebook Live on Saturday April 29

Tribeca to Exclusively Livestream Once-in-a Lifetime Conversation From Radio City Music Hall on Facebook Live on Saturday April 29

New York, NY [April 28, 2017] – The Tribeca Film Festival will bring the excitement of its sold-out closing night celebration directly to you with an exclusive, real time Facebook Live event on Saturday, April 29 at 8:10 Pm Edt. A once-in-a-lifetime panel discussion about The Godfather saga with Academy Award®-winning director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro, will be livestreamed from Radio City Music Hall to mark the 45th anniversary of the iconic film. The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and the discussion’s livestream are presented by At&T.

The livestream is available exclusively via Facebook Live
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The Seven Deadly Sins On Screen

A new video looks beyond Fincher at the Evil Men Do

Sin, as defined by most major religions and moral institutions, is as old as man. It is inherent to our nature, because ultimately sin is self-serving, and at the end of the day we are all self-serving creatures. Wrath, pride, sloth, lust, envy, gluttony, greed — as opposed to the Ten Commandments of Christianity which include distinct acts like adultery and murder, the seven deadly sins are things of which most all of us are guilty of multiple times over. We’ve all committed them, even on a minor scale. Ever think someone has a nicer car than you? Envy. Ever gotten a touch of road rage? Wrath. Ever hit the snooze button more than once? Sloth.

These are petty examples to be sure, but they illustrate how commonplace the seven deadly sins are in our daily lives, and thus they prove why the seven deadly sins
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Tribeca 2017: Ten Notable Fest Selections

The Tribeca Film Festival returns for its 16th edition, running at various venues through April 30. As usual, it doesn't lack for boldface names and big events, opening with Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a documentary about the legendary music mogul, accompanied with a concert featuring some of his discoveries, folks you may have heard of named Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick, Earth Wind, and Fire, Barry Manilow, and Jennifer Hudson. Closing out the festival on April 29 is a double feature of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, followed by a talk with principal creators Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, and Talia Shire. A nostalgic vibe will also be stoked by a 25th anniversary screening...

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